A hundred years ago, Amadeo Modigliani painted a portrait of his wild British mistress splayed across a red velvet throw, nude, her hips arched, her kohl-rimmed eyes shut. The artist was hardly trying to play it safe – Paris officials promptly shut down the show where the work was first exhibited.
For years, multinational companies have been rubbing their hands together in anticipation of the growth of the Chinese middle class.
China delayed scrapping its one-child policy out of fear that the population would expand too rapidly, a senior official said on Tuesday — despite the fact demographers say the birth rate was already dwindling before it was introduced in 1979.
If there is any bubble in China, it’s a negativity bubble.
She was born in Beijing and has lived there all her life. But like millions of others conceived in violation of China's one-child policy, as far as the state is concerned Li Xue does not exist.
More babies in China could mean a lot more babies drinking baby formula.
A young man clad in a white shirt, black pants and red belt suddenly scrambled up the side of a log house and slid feet first into a second-story latticed window.
China may be the world's second-largest economy behind the US, but it has more money in the bank than any other country.
It’s too easy to think China’s economy is in a downward spiral, given recent headlines in the US press, from “China’s Middle-Class Dreams in Peril” to “Is China Really Collapsing?”
The average Chinese worker puts in somewhere between 2,000 and 2,200 hours each year, Wang Qi, a researcher at Beijing Normal University, told the Wall Street Journal last year.
Australia and New Zealand risk losing a global arms race for big-spending Chinese holidaymakers unless they improve their services and infrastructure, jeopardizing hopes that tourism will fill the economic hole left by the commodities downturn.
When China’s new leaders, President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, came into power in November 2013, they denounced the previous leadership’s formula for producing growth. They were right to do so — this formula relied on export of cheap goods and government investment for growth, and benefited state-owned enterprises at the cost of private companies and consumers. The new leadership declared that it was going to let the market play a decisive role in the economy, but now they are turni…
There are many good reasons to be spooked about economic stability in China—but the performance of its markets isn’t one of them.
Growth in China's investment and factory output in August has come in below forecasts, in a further indication that the world's second-largest economy is losing steam.
When China devalued its currency starting Aug. 11, the financial world trembled. Although the central bank was quick to point out that the devaluation wasn’t aimed at aiding China’s beleaguered exporters and wasn’t the start of a long-term slide in the currency, many investors were skeptical.
The global turbulence triggered by China’s stock market crash should not obscure a greater truth: policy shifts in Beijing are positive for developed economies. Investors should look to buy US equities, in particular on the dip.
As young Chinese become wealthier, they have taken to Paris the national tradition of having wedding photos taken in advance for display on the big day. An industry banking on the city's romantic image has grown up around the trend.
After decades of explosive growth fueled by cheap exports, China's economic slowdown is taking a toll on factory workers who've found themselves left behind.
As Xi Jinping presides over thousands of goose-stepping troops marching down Beijing’s Changan Avenue -- or “Eternal Peace Street” -- on Thursday, the Chinese president will also proclaim his commitment to the world’s peaceful development.
Liu Weiqin swapped rural poverty for life on the dusty fringes of China’s capital eight years ago hoping – like millions of other migrants – for a better future.